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Domaine la Garrigue Vacqueyras 2006

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This typically Provençal 65-hectare estate has been in the same family since 1850. Grenache (from 50-year-old + vines) forms 75% of the blend (the remainder shared between Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault); the upbringing is traditional (24 months in cement vat, without filtration). As you can imagine this is 'take-no-prisoners' southern Rhone. Impressions of undergrowth, musk and leather are evocative of the garrigue from which the vineyard derives its name. The strong, rich flavour is finely structured, the tannins are powerful yet well integrated, the fruit is brandied cherries and a firm rasp of pepper seasons the palate. A winter wine for roast partridge with cabbage or duck with olives.

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External Reviews for Domaine la Garrigue Vacqueyras

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2006 Vacqueyras (80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre) is also a special bottling for Eric Solomon. A ruby/purple color is accompanied by a sweet bouquet of black cherries, licorice, roasted Provencal herbs, and garrigue. Deep, full-bodied, and intense with beautiful purity, a layered mouthfeel, and a heady finish, it should drink nicely for at least a decade.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Made in the best traditions of fine wine making, this remarkably rich, full-bodied red is not filtered, thereby retaining all its heady bouquet and depth of character.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This late-released Vacqueyras from the superb 1990 vintage is a knock-out. Proprietor Bernard has fashioned a big, rich, unfined and unfiltered wine that is loaded with fruit, and finishes with a full-bodied blast of highly extracted fruit, low acidity, and sweet tannin. Drink this terrific Vacqueyras over the next 4-5 years. Don't miss it if it's available in your marketplace!



This typically Provençal 65-hectare estate has been in the same family since 1850. Grenache (from 50-year-old + vines) forms 75% of the blend (the remainder shared between Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault); the upbringing is traditional (24 months in cement vat, without filtration). As you can imagine this is 'take-no-prisoners' southern Rhone. Impressions of undergrowth, musk and leather are evocative of the garrigue from which the vineyard derives its name. The strong, rich flavour is finely structured, the tannins are powerful yet well integrated, the fruit is brandied cherries and a firm rasp of pepper seasons the palate. A winter wine for roast partridge with cabbage or duck with olives.

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